Daniel T. Boris
Vice President, Litigation Division


Professional Expertise

Daniel is a professional specializing in real estate appraisal, market analysis, and litigation support. As Vice President of the Litigation Division, he’s an expert in providing testimony and detailed analyses for legal matters. Daniel has built strong relationships with a diverse client base, including big companies and government agencies. In 2011, he served as President of the North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, showcasing his leadership in the industry. With a degree in Political Science from the University of Minnesota, Daniel holds various professional titles. He has shared his knowledge by teaching real estate appraisal and leading training sessions. Daniel has also written and spoken on topics like property tax appeals and real estate market trends.

Memberships, Licenses and Professional Affiliations

  • Certified Real Property Appraiser, Minnesota State Department of Commerce, License #4000357, Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Registered Appraiser-Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA), License #1085993, Chicago, Illinois
  • Fee Appraiser-U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Saint Paul, Minnesota Regional Office
  • Fee Appraiser-U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (H.U.D), Minneapolis, Minnesota Regional Office
  • 1st Place Award from the Minnesota Creative Computer Symposium for the development of a computer program analyzing and calculating the cash equivalency of non-market financial instruments
  • North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute (2011 President)
  • Appraisal Institute Region III Ethics and Review Counseling National Committee member
  • International Right-Of-Way Association
  • Minnesota Employee Relocation Council
  • Minneapolis Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)
  • National Association of Mortgage Brokers
  • Received GRI designation (Graduate, Realtors Institute), Minnesota Association of Realtors, December 1974
  • Received CMA designation (Certified Minnesota Assessor), Minnesota State Board of Assessors, August 1977
  • Received SAMA designation (Senior Accredited Minnesota Assessor), Minnesota State Board of Assessors, January 1988
  • Received SRPA designation (Senior Real Property Appraiser) from the International Society of Real Estate Appraisers, Chicago, Illinois, September 1988
  • Received MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute, Chicago, Illinois, May 2005
  • Received CCIM designation from CCIM Institute, Chicago, Illinois, May 2007

Work Experience

  • Instructor of Real Estate Appraisal, William Mitchell College of Law, Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Instructor of Real Estate Appraisal, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Instructor of Real Estate Appraisal, Duluth Area Vocational Technical Institute (D.A.V.T.I)
  • Instructor, “Expert Witness Testimony—Preparing for Court,” Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers
  • Instructor, “Discounted Cash Flow Analysis,” Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers, Saint Cloud, Minnesota


  • Bachelor of Arts – Political Science, University of Minnesota

Professional Publications / Presentations

  • ”Appraising for Property Tax Appeals”, sponsored by Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT), Austin, Texas, November 2009.
  • “Distinction between Fee Simple and Leased-Fee Estates”, sponsored by Minnesota Shopping Center Association, Minnetonka, Minnesota, January 2011.
  • “Appraising Real Estate in a Volatile Marketplace”, sponsored by Northwestern Financial Review, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 2011.
  • “Lessons Learned from a Changing Real Estate Market”, sponsored by Minnesota Paralegal Association, Bloomington, Minnesota, July 2012.
  • “Appraising Hospitality Property”, sponsored by Minnesota Real Estate Journal, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 2012.
  • “Appraising Fractured Interests in Real Estate”, sponsored by Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT), Palm Springs, California, November 2013